The Maritime History of the Great Lakes
British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1880

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p.3 American Prize Fight - a party of sports to have a prize fight on one of the Duck Islands. "Tugs have been chartered. The Duck Islands are some 7 or 8 miles northwest of the Galoos, and on the Canadian side of the boundary line between Canada and the U.S. The vicinity of the Duck Islands are much resorted to by the fishermen of Sacket's Harbour and Cape Vincent, and are only a short sail from Sackett's Harbour to Henderson. Vessels frequently run under the lee of the Ducks in bad weather.


The Anna M. Foster is loading 80,000 feet of lumber for Oswego.

A barge is loading 20,000 bushels of peas at Richardsons for Montreal.

The Lisgar, from Chicago, 21,000 bush corn, reached here yesterday.

The sch. Manzanilla cleared yesterday with 500 tons of phosphate for Chicago.

The Lake Ontario, from Toledo, with 4,200 bushels of corn, came into Portsmouth today.

The Eureka loads 280 tons of iron for Charlotte. This is her second cargo.

Passed Through the Canal for Kingston: schooners J.R. Benson, Chicago, corn; G.M. Neelon, Chicago, corn.

The prop. Europe, Chicago, lightened 5,069 bushels corn this morning, and then proceeded to Montreal.

The North Star, from Oswego, brought in this morning 316 tons of stove coal for R. Crawford and Company.

The tug Eleanor and barges Bloomer, Minnie, and 'A' brought here from Ottawa 425 tons of iron ore for Astabula.

The steam-barge Carlyle, with consort Ada, arrived here this morning from Ottawa with 1,023,900 feet of lath for Charlotte.

The Augusta, loaded with grain for Kingston, is ashore at North Harbour reef above Port Colborne. The City of St. Catharines worked at her for 4 hours but could not get her off.

The sch. Mary Jordan, 6004 bushels wheat, and Vienna, Toronto, 8,800 bush wheat, were the only arrivals at the Montreal Transportation Company's dock. The tug Active left on Saturday evening with several barges. At Prescott she met the tug Bronson and exchanged tows.

Boating and Fishing - J. Ryder of Front Road, Pittsburgh, rents rowing skiffs near fishing grounds.

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British Whig (Kingston, ON), May 17, 1880